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Summary for Field Activity Number 1977-016-FA

Area of Operations: U.S. mid-Atlantic continental shelf, Long Island, Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 19, 1977 to May 02, 1977

Objectives: Collect suspended matter and determine its nature and distribution, and measure hydrographic properties of the water column.

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Time series data
Suspended sediment concentrations

Summary: Full stations: 72 (including CTD, subsurface and surface salinity sample, temperature, transmissometer cast, and water samples at 3 depths). Suspended matter, nutrients, chlorophyll, Coulter counter organic-carbon, and organic nitrogen samples were taken from collected water samples. Salinity samples: 219; XBT: 89 (taken between full stations).

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Mike Bothner (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of SUB SIG II
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